My name is Garrett Jackson. I practice and teach classic shamanism to help bring through guidance, healing, comfort, and inspiration from Spirit.
My journey began in 2014, when I was 17 years old. In the midst of deep suffering that was accompanying what I now know to be an initiation, I asked the Universe for help in healing my suffering. One of the answers to my prayer was being introduced to working with the helping spirits for healing by my mother, who was taking psychic development classes at the time.
I loved connecting with them, and began studying with teachers such as Radleigh Valentine and Charles Virtue, further learning how to work with the helping spirits in order to bring their loving messages and healing help to others. I began giving readings to people across the globe, and in 2016, I started teaching spiritual classes. In that same year, I also began my formal study of classic shamanism and shamanic healing.
In 2020, I graduated from Sandra Ingerman's Two-Year Teacher Training in Shamanic Journeying, Healing, and Medicine for the Earth. I now teach online classes on shamanism, and conduct online message and healing circles, remote readings, and remote shamanic healing work.
I have extensive experience working with clients and students, and have presented on television, radio, and webinar series. In my work, I provide a safe and welcoming space for everyone, including fellow LGBTQIA+ people, and those from racial and ethnic minority groups.
I have been fortunate to also serve other spiritual teachers in their classes. I was an assistant to Sandra Ingerman in the Facebook group for her nine-week online course, The Dark Night of the Soul as a Portal to the Shaman's Light. She and I recorded a video dialogue entitled "Shamanism and the Younger Generations" as a course bonus session. Additionally, I served as faculty assistant to Radleigh Valentine during his Creating a Magical Life with the Angels workshop at Kripalu in 2019.
Personally and professionally, I emphasize the importance of science and integrative healthcare. I have maintained certification in Adult Mental Health First Aid with Mental Health First Aid USA since 2018, and graduated cum laude with a BA in psychology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh, where I also served as a research assistant and teacher's assistant in two psychology lab courses.
I am member of shamanicteachers.com, an alliance of heart-centered shamanic and Medicine for the Earth practitioners and teachers who are dedicated to bringing shamanism to the global community effectively and ethically.
I currently live in Washington, D.C. with my partner Alexi. In my spare time, I enjoy watching comedic television or historical fiction (I'm currently watching The Americans), studying shamanism, keeping up with political and mental health news, and trying to appear as if I can cook.